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Axial Flow Valves

Installation Instructions and Repair Parts List

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! WARNING !
OUTSIDE Axial Flow Valve installations require that care is taken to prevent pilot vent openings from freezing closed or becoming blocked or
allowing water to enter (from any cause). Particular consideration should be given to sites where flooding, freezing, snow, or freezing rain
may be experienced. Additional overhead protection of the pilot regulator from weather and/or flooding should be used where necessary.

! WARNING !
Axial Flow Valves are engineered to accurately control natural gas and other approved gases. Axial Flow Valves and all Control System
Components require clean, dry, non-aggressive gases for proper functiongas streams containing liquids, hydrates, hydrogen sulfates,
and other contaminants may shorten Axial Flow Valve and related Control System Components life, and may inhibit proper function.
Please consult your American Meter Company representative if there is a question of compatability of any gas composition, or contact us
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Table Of Contents
AXIAL FLOW VALVES

BASIC CONTROL LOOPS OPERATION

Interchangeable Valve-Cage Closures................................................2


The Valve Body.......................................................................................2
The Expansible Sleeve............................................................................2
Trim..........................................................................................................2
Bi-Directional Flow Capability................................................................2

Single-Stage Pressure-Reducing Regulator.........................................8


Two-Stage Pressure Reduction..............................................................9
Relief Valve and Back-Pressure Regulation.........................................9
Worker/Monitor with Downstream Monitoring................................. 10
Passive Upstream Monitoring..............................................................11
Two-Stage Regulation with Monitor Override.................................... 12
Pressure-Reducing Regulator with Controller................................... 13
Back-Pressure Regulation with Controller.......................................... 14
Internal Manifold Plug Installation Instructions.................................. 15

AXIAL FLOW VALVE OPERATION


Control Passages...................................................................................3
Closed Position.......................................................................................3
Throttling..................................................................................................3
Open Position..........................................................................................3

VALVE OPERATORS
On-Off......................................................................................................4
Throttling..................................................................................................4
Self-Operated..........................................................................................4
Controllers...............................................................................................4

INSPIRATOR CONTROL MANIFOLD


Manifold for Low Differential Pressures...............................................5
Axial Flow Operating Pressures............................................................5

INSPIRATOR CONTROL MANIFOLD


Retrofit Installations.............................................................................. 16
New Installations.................................................................................. 16
Initial Setup, Single-Stage Pressure Reduction.................................. 16
Initial Setup, Worker/Monitor Pressure Reduction............................. 17
Initial Setup, Back Pressure and Relief................................................ 17
Manifold Inspection and Maintenance.............................................. 18
Worker Manifold Plug Installation....................................................... 18

AXIAL FLOW VALVES MAINTENANCE

Kit Installation..........................................................................................6
Capacity Limiter Removal......................................................................6
Capacity Limiter Kits...............................................................................6

Components......................................................................................... 19
Disassembly......................................................................................... 20
Inspection.............................................................................................. 21
Reassembly..................................................................................... 21-22
Storage................................................................................................. 22
Sleeve Data Stamp.............................................................................. 22

BASIC CONTROL LOOPS

AXIAL FLOW VALVES REPAIR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

Valve Operation......................................................................................7
Valve Downstream Bleed......................................................................7
Pilot Function Pressure Regulation Service.......................................7
Pilot Function Back Pressure Service..................................................7
Restrictor Function and Setting..............................................................7

Stud Bolts and Nuts-300 Series.......................................................... 23


Stud Bolts and Nuts-600 Series.......................................................... 23
Accessories.......................................................................................... 23
Sizes and Weights............................................................................... 23
Axial Flow Valve 300-Series............................................................... 24
Axial Flow Valve 600-Series............................................................... 25
Control Loop Assemblies.................................................................... 26

CAPACITY LIMITER

BASIC CONTROL LOOPS INSTALLATION


Axial Flow Valve......................................................................................8

! WARNING !
The standard Buna N sleeve (American Meter codes B5, B5-L and B7) contains no hazardous ingredients that would be considered harmful
to a person handling the sleeve.
However, it has been determined that the surface of the optional hydrin sleeve (American Meter codes H5, H5-L and H7) contains traces of
dioctyl phthalate, a molding agent.
Rubber gloves and an apron should be worn, and you should refrain from eating, drinking and smoking while handling hydrin sleeves.
After handling the hydrin sleeves, the rubber gloves should be washed or discarded, and you should wash your hands thoroughly to
safeguard against the ingestion of the above mentioned chemical.
Additional information is available through American Meter Company in Material Safety Data Sheets for dioctyl phthalate, as produced by
the chemical supplier, before the hydrin sleeve is molded. American Meter Company can supply copies of these sheets to our customers
upon request per the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.
The information contained herein is based on data available to us and is believed to be correct. However, American Meter company makes
no warranty regarding the accuracy of this data or the results to be obtained from the use thereof. American Meter Company assumes no
responsibility for the injury from the use of this product.

Axial Flow Valves


The Axial Flow Valve consists of three major structural components
and a single moving part. Its unique, wafer design makes it
unusally compact, light weight and easy to handle. (Figure 1)

Interchangeable Valve-Cage Closures


Each consists of a center barrier, the cage with radial slots, and the
clossure with communicating passages. The cage closures are
investment cast 17-4 stainless steel.

The Expansible Sleeve


The standard sleeve, the single moving part, is molded from Buna
N, known for its resistance to various fuels and oils and for its
retention of physical properties over a wide temperature range.
The sleeve functions are:
to provide throttling action in response to pressure
differential changes;

The 50 durometer sleeve, though more elastic, is not as rugged as


the 70 durometer sleeve and limited to lower pressure
applications. The code number for 50 durometer is B-5
Other sleeve materials are available for special applications. See
pages 24 and 25.
A single bolt secures the valve assembly while the center barrier
seal is completed by the O-Ring seal under the fairing nut. The
upstream and downstream cage pressure passages are sealed
by roll pin O-Rings against the body gallery. The roll pins align the
cage closures and the valve body with respect to one another.

Trim
Valve trim includes all components which come into contact with
the flowing fluid and are constructed from the following materials:
Buna N: O-Rings
Buna N (or as specified): sleeve

to form the closing seal over the cage barrier;


to provide a closing preload against cages;
to separate the control chamber from the flowing medium; and
to provide a contaminant seal between the valvebody and the
cage closures.

Stainless Steel: cage closures, bolts, washer, fairing nut and


roll pins

Bi-Directional Flow Capability


The symmetry of the Axial Flow Valve permits control of flow
equally well in both directions and is reversible to obtain extended
service life. The fairing nut is placed on the downstream side of the
valve to contribute to a uniform flow path.

The Buna N sleeve is sufficiently elastic for a wide range of


applications and strong enough for highpressure operation. The
70 durometer sleeve has therefore been selected as standard. The
code number for the 70 durometer standard sleeve is B-7.

Figure 1
Axial Flow Valve Components
Three Major Structural Parts
and One Moving Part

Rubber Sleeve Single Moving Part


Control Gallery Manifold

Interchangeable
Valve-Cage Closure

Roll Pin and O-Ring

Interchangeable
Valve-Cage Closure

O-Ring

Washer

Bolt

Fairing Nut

Valve Body

Roll Pin and O-Ring

Axial Flow Valve Operation

Closed Position (Figure 3)

Control Passages (Figure 2)

The sleeve is molded to a smaller diameter than the cage


diameter. When assembled in the valve, the sleeve exerts a closing
preload on the upstream and downstream cages. The
inner upstream surface of the sleeve is exposed to inlet
pressure applied.

The gallery of the valve body has three passages:


1. The inlet pressure normally supplies the control pressure. The
inlet supply pressure passage is in the upstream closure and
connects with the gallery.

Control pressure (supplied by and equal to the inlet pressure) is


against the exterior of the sleeve. The differential pressure on the
upstream portion of the sleeve is 0 psi, but the sleeve preload
exerts a closing force. The differential across the downstream
portion of sleeve is the difference between the upstream and
downstream presures. This differential plus the sleeve preload
provides the closing force.

2. The control passage branches into two annular grooves in the


valve body. The annular grooves distribute control pressure
around the sleeve when the sleeve is in the fully open or
closed position.
3. The exhaust or downstream bleed passage is normally used
to permit reduction in control pressure when opening the

Throttling (Figure 4)

valve. The aspirating capability of this passage insures a fully

To open the valve, control pressure must be reduced. A small


decrease in the control pressure permits inlet pressure to lift the
sleeve from the inlet cage. As the control pressure is further
decreased, the central sleeve preload is overcome and the sleeve
is peeled progressively away from the downstream cage. Flow
through the valve commences when the tapered openings of the
outlet cage are uncovered. Further decreases in control pressure
uncover a greater area of the outlet cage. Throttling control is
maintained when the control pressure reaches equilibrium and
flow demand is satisfied.

expanded sleeve with minimal pressure differential.

Control
Inlet Pressure Exhaust
Downstream
Supply
Bleed
Pressure
Control
Galley
Downstream
Cage

Upstream
Cage
Flow

Inlet
Pressure

Open Position (Figure 5)


Outlet
Pressure

Center
Barrier
Flow

Upstream
Cage

Downstream
Cage
Sleeve

Body

Figure 2

The valve is fully open when the drop in control pressure is


sufficient to completely expose the slots in the downstream cage,
and the sleeve is fully expanded against the body inner contour.
The control pressure drop is aided by aspiration through the
downstream bleed aspiration port. At high rates of flow, the
aspirated pressure in the bleed channel can be significantly lower
than the downstream pipe line pressure, thereby minimizing the
differential between inlet and outlet pressures required for full
valve opening.

Axial Flow Valve Components


Three Major Structural Parts and One Moving Part
Inlet
Pressure

Control
Pressure

Exhaust or
Downstream
Bleed

Inlet
Pressure

Control
Pressure

Exhaust or
Downstream
Bleed

Cage
Sleeve

Figure 3
Closed Position

Inlet
Pressure

Control
Pressure

Exhaust or
Downstream
Bleed

Cage
Sleeve

Figure 4
Throttling Position

Cage
Sleeve

Figure 5
Open Position

Valve Operators (Figure 6)

On-Off

The Axial Flow Valve is essentially a pneumatic or hydraulic


motor valve. To function, the basic valve requires some type of a
valve operator.

For On-Off applications, an adjustable restrictor is used for Valve A,


and Valve B can be open or closed.
Manually by means of handler buttons, levers or foot pedals;

The Axial Flow Valve is normally closed (if control and inlet pressure
are equal). When closed, the closing forces are control chamber
pressure acting on the sleeve exterior plus the elastic preload. The
opening forces are inlet pressure acting on the interior of the
sleeve through the inlet cage. To crack the valve, control pressure
must be decreased so that inlet pressure can overcome the initial
preload. To open the valve further, control pressure must be
reduced. To open the valve fully, control pressure must be reduced
until inlet pressure has fully expanded the sleeve. Any further
reduction of control pressures does not affect the valve operation.
See page 5 for table of operating pressures.
To change the control chamber pressure, two external valves
are required.
Valve A controls the supply pressure. Usually, inlet pressure is used
to supply control chamber pressure. Control chamber pressure
closes the valve. In the majority of application, Valve A is an
adjustable, non-closing restrictor.
Valve B adjusts control chamber pressure and positions the
sleeve. Valve B is usually a pilot pressure regulator. A three-way
connector is required to make connections to Valve A, Valve B
and to control chamber.

Figure 6

Valve A
Close

Axial Flow Valve


with Manual Operator

Automatically by means of electrical operated solenoids,


mechanically operated lever or cams and motors.

Throttling
Throttling applications require the feedback of pressure which is
utilized in controlling the position of Valve B.

Self-Operated
Self-operated applications are used in pressure control. Sensed
pressure (downstream) is used for pressure reducing regulation.
Sensed pressure (upstream) is used for relief valve and back
pressure service.

Controllers
Controllers are used when precision control is required for severe
operating conditions. Many combinations of pilots and pneumatic
controllers can be used for flow, pressure, temperature, or process
control. A controller does not normally act directly to position the
sleeve but rather must act through a pilot or diaphragm motor
valve interface.

Valve B
Open

Inlet
Supply
Pressure

Control Pressure
Exhaust or
Downstram Bleed

Pc

Reduced Control
Port Pressure OPENS
Axial Flow Valve

Control
Galley
Upstream
Cage

P1

Inlet
Pressure

Downstream
Cage

Center
Barrier

Outlet
P2
Pressure

Downstream
Cage

Upstream
Cage

Sleeve

Body

Inspirator Control Manifold


Manifold For Low Differential Pressure
When equipped with an optional Inspirator Control Manifold, the
American Axial FlowTM Valve provides accurate and proven
pressure regulation in applications with very low differential
pressures. The manifold extends the operating range of the AFV at
low inlet pressures while maintaining the same maximum
operating pressure ratings.

monitor sets where the combined pressure loss is generally higher,


resulting in less differential per valve. The Inspirator Control
Manifold can be supplied for retrofit to Axial Flow Valves in the field
or can be ordered in place of the standard composite block
manifold for new installations.

Figure 7
Inspirator Manifold Mounted on AFV

With a conventional restrictor-type control manifold, the sleeve


differential pressure cannot be greater than the total pressure drop
across the valve. In some peak load applications, the inlet pressure
can be reduced to the point where there is not a sufficient
differential between the inlet and the outlet (set) pressure to allow
the valve to fully open. Or, in high-pressure applications, the
differential needed to fully open the valve may be greater than the
available drop across the valve.
the Inspirator Control Manifold incorporates a specially designed
nozzle (Figure 7). This nozzle reduces the sleeve control pressure
(Pc) so that the differential across the sleeve (P1-Pc) is
approximately three times the differential across the valve (P1-P2).
The Inspirator Control Manifold, in essence, acts like a differential
pressure amplifier with a gain of three. The maximum differential
which the inspirator can generate is approximately 62% of the
absolute inlet pressure. The adjustable restrictor shown is used to
vary the response time of the sleeve. (Tune for stability.)

Inspirator

Inspirator
Manifold

The Axial Flow Valve uses an elastomer sleeve which expands or


contracts depending on the pressure differential across the sleeve.
Once this differential exceeds the minimum cracking pressure,
the sleeve expands allowing flow through the valve until
downstream demand is supplied and the pressure is balanced
across the sleeve.

Pc

Adjustable
Restrictor

P1

P2

The Inspirator Control Manifold extends the application range of


Axial Flow Valves by reducing the differential pressure necessary to
fully open the valve while maintaining the control sensitivity and
control pressure accuracy. The inspirator control can be used in
single valve pressure reduction applications and also in worker/

Axial Flow Valve Operating Pressures


Composite Block
Manifold Operating Parameters

Inspirator Block
Manifold Operating Parameters

Maximum
Operating Conditions

AFV
Series

Sleeve
Number

Cracking

Full Open

Cracking

Full Open

Continuous

300

5L

1.5 psid

5 psid

0.5 psid

1.7 psid

30 psid

50 psid

300

3.5 psid

15 psid

1.5 psid

7.5 psid

125 psid

180 psid

Intermittent **

300

14 psid

30 psid

6 psid

19 psid

500 psid

720 psid

600

30 psid

60 psid

12 psid

25 psid

1000 psid

1440 psid

* Series 600 available in 2", 4", 6" and 8" only.


** Intermittent is defined as total time in service 30 days at this intermittent pressure.

Capacity Limiter Kit


This Capacity Limiter Kit (Figure 8) is supplied as an option for 2", 3",
and 4" standard trim Axial Flow Valves to reduce the full-open
capacity to a predetermined percentage of its rated capacity.
Two kits are available to reduce the capacity of an Axial Flow
Valve to either 50% or 75% of the valves rated capacity. Each kit
consists of a bolt, a spacer and the Limiter. The flat faces of the
Limiter are stamped with a number that reads 2-300-50 or 2-30075. Check your Capacity Limiter to be certain it is correct for the
intended application.

Capacity Limiter Kits for Axial Flow Valves


Valve
Size

Percent
of Full-Open
Capacity

Class 300
Part
Number

Class 600
Part
Number

2" AFV
2" AFV

50%
75%

74075G036
74075G041

74075G036
74075G041

3" AFV
3" AFV

50%
75%

74075G055
74075G060

N.A.
N.A.

4" AFV
4" AFV

50%
75%

74075G074
74075G079

74075G093
74075G098

6" AFV
6" AFV

50%
75%

74075G112
74075G117

N.A.
N.A.

Additional and/or custom size limiters are available upon request.

Kit Installation Instructions


If the kit is for an AFV, remove the valve from the line.
Disassemble bolt, washer and fairing nut. Save the bolt and

Figure 8
Installation drawing showing proper position of Capacity Limiter for
300 and 600 Series.

washer in the event future requirements necessitate a return to


100% capacity.
Assemble Limiter and spacer on new bolt with the desired 300
or 600 designation facing upstream. Install bolt in upstream
end of valve as shown in Figure 8. Do NOT use a washer. The
faces of the Limiter and the AFV must be flush within .03". An

Inspirator
Control Manifold

Flow
Arrows

improperly assembled 2" Capacity Limiter will either project out


beyond the AFV flange or be recessed by about .190".
Check that O-Ring is seated in fairing nut groove. Assemble nut
and tighten to:

Valve
Inlet

2" and 3" torque to 20 to 30 ft*lbs

Axial Flow
Valve

4" torque to 40 to 60 ft*lbs


6" torque to 75 to 100 ft*lbs
Affix the appropriate label to AFV body just below the existing
badge. If valve body is dirty, clean before application.

Capacity Limiter Kit

Reassemble AFV to line.

Capacity Limiter Removal (2" Example)


Depressurize and remove AFV from line.
Disassemble bolt, Limiter, spacer and fairing nut.
Install original 1.37" long bolt and washer.
Remove the reduced capacity label.
Reassemble AFV to line.

Capacity
Limiter

Capacity
Limiter

Bolt
Spacer

Bolt
Spacer

Inlet Side

Inlet Side
300 Series

600 Series

Basic AFV Control Loops


Refer to Figures 9, 10, 11
COMPOSITE Block
Manifold
Connections

CONTROL
PRESSURE

(Figure 10)

Downstream
Static Sense Line
Connection

Figure 9

Exhaust Downstream
Bleed

Pilot Function Pressure


Reduction Service (PR)

Adjustable
Restrictor

Pilot Vent

Filter
Element

INLET
SUPPLY
PRESSURE

Inlet Pilot Supply


(Pressure Connection)
Downstream
Static
Sense Line
Connection

Pilot Return
Line to
Downstream

Downstream
Static
Sensing
Line
Center
Barrier

OUTLET
PRESSURE
Downstream Cage

Upstream Cage

Pilot Vent

Sleeve

Body

For pressure regulation, the pilot senses downstream pressure. A


demand for flow will slightly reduce downstream pressure and will
open the pilot valve. The effective opening of the pilot valve is
regulated by changes in the downstream pressure sensed.

Inlet Pilot Supply


(Pressure Connection)

Pilot Function Back Pressure Service and Relief Valve


Operation (RV)
(Figure 11)

Figure 9
Pilot Return
Line to
Downstream

INSPIRATOR Manifold
Connections

Axial Flow Valve Valve Operation


The valve is closed when the pilot regulator is closed and the
upstream pressure has equalized through the restrictor acting
against the exterior of the sleeve as a valve closing force.
The valve is closed when the control pressure is equal to the

Exhaust Downstream
Bleed

Upstream
Static
Sensing
Line

CONTROL
PRESSURE

Adjustable
Restrictor
Filter
Element

INLET
SUPPLY
PRESSURE

inlet pressure.

Center
Barrier

The valve begins to open when there is a reduction in control


pressure which is greater than the sleeve preload.
The valve is fully open when the drop in control pressure
is sufficient to permit inlet pressure to completely expand
the sleeve.

Valve Downstream Bleed


The valve downstream bleed on the AFV is aspirated at high rates
of flow by a venturi effect. This aspiration induces a drop in
pressure in the valve downstream port. The induced drop in
pressure aids the pilot to lower the control pressure when the valve
approaches full open.
Do not use the AFV downstream bleed port for pressure sensing. A
stable pressure location MUST be used for feedback to the pilot.

OUTLET
PRESSURE

Upstream Cage
Sleeve

Downstream Cage
Body

For back-pressure regulation and relief-valve operation, the pilot


senses upstream pressure. An increase in upstream pressure
above the dead-end shut-off pressure causes the pilot valve to
open and exhaust control pressure.
The effective opening of the pilot valve is regulated by upstream
pressure changes sensed.

Adjustable Restrictor Function and Setting


The adjustable restrictor supplies makeup gas to the AFV control
port in opposition to the gas bled away by the pilot regulator (or
motor valve). Standard composite block settings are typically 3.
Inspirator Block Settings are typically 5-6. (Careful tuning is required
for good control and stability.)
7
Dead-end shut off in this application is called relief pressure setting.

Installation (Figure 12)

AFV with Composite Block Control

1. Assemble the control loop as indicated below (Figure 12) with


restrictor inlet position at the upstream of the Axial Flow Valve.

Single-Stage
Pressure-Reducing (PR)
Regulator
Pilot
(Figure 13)
Adjust

2. The Control Loop assembly may be mounted on the smaller


AFVs before the valve is mounted between the pipe flanges.
Three O-Rings are required. (Six with Inspirator) The O-Rings
slip on the roll pins which align the ports in the composite
manifold with the ports in the Axial Flow Valve gallery.

Larger Axial Flow Valves should be mounted between the


pipe flanges before the control loop is mounted on the Axial
Flow Valve.

Adjustable
Restrictor

Block
Valve

To facilitate the handling of heavier valves, a lifting plate, Part


Number 73672P001, is available. The lifting plate is attached
to the gallery on the valve body with the composite manifold
mounting screws and has a lifting opening (1/2" x 1-1/2") which
is suitable for engagement by a hook or cable.

3. Align the pipe flanges and insert the lower stud bolts. Optional
centering tubes can be placed over the two lowest stud bolts
for the 250 and 300 ANSI flange installations.
4. If the pull-up space is less than desired, use the flange
separators to increase the space. The Axial Flow Valve must be
installed with its fairing nut on downstream side of the valve.
Place the valve and gaskets between the flange. Place the nuts
on the stud bolts.
5. Remove the flange separators (if used). Tighten the nuts evenly
around the bolt circle. Assure that a minimum of one and onehalf or more threads show beyond the nut.
6. Check the control loop and system for leads to assure all the
connections are tightened properly and that no tubing has
been nicked or bent.

Figure 12

Mounting Screws

AFV and Control


Loop (typical)
Pilot
Restrictor (Upstram)
Composite Manifold Block
"O" Rings
Gasket

Static Pressure
Connections
Axial Flow Valve
Flaring Nut
(Downstream)
Gasket
(Customer supplied)

FLOW
Nut

Screw

Block
Valve

Axial Flow Valve


Pilot With Secondary Diaph.
60 Series Pilot

Pilot

Pilot
Adjust
Screw

Adjustable
Restrictor

Block
Valve

Axial Flow Valve

Block
Valve

Pilot W/O Secondary Diaph.


1203

1. Set restrictor to maximum (No. 8) setting.


2. Relax pressure spring of pilot regulator by backing out
adjustment screw until spring tension is at minimum.
3. Crack downstream block valve.

5. Fully open upstream and downstream block valves.


6. Slowly increase pilot pressure spring tension until some
downstream flow is achieved.
7. Reset restrictor (slowly) to No. 4 setting.
8. Slowly increase pilot pressure spring tension until downstream
pressure approximates desired set pressure.
9. Tune system by alternately adjusting the pilot pressure spring
and restrictor until both the required set point and stable
control is achieved at the lowest possible restrictor setting
under normal flow conditions.
10. Slowly close downstream block valve to check for AFV lockup.

Nut

Static

4. Crack upstream block valve to pressurize Axial Flow


Valve (AFV).

+ Positions
Flange
Separators
FLOW

Pilot

Stud Bolts
Centering Tubes
Used with ANSI 250
and 300 flange
Flange Separator
(Two required)

11. Gradually open downstream block valve.


NOTE: The Composite Block adjustable restrictor controls the rate of AFV opening and closing. Low
restrictor settings quicken the opening and slow the closing. Restrictor settings above 4 tend to flood
the control system; therefore, high settings should be avoided unless required for control stability.
Composite Block restrictor settings of 2 or 3 are normal under most conditions. (Inspirator Block
restrictor should be set at 5-6.)

AFV with Composite Block Control

AFV with Composite Block Control

Two-Stage Pressure Reduction (PR) (Figure 14)

Relief Valve (RV) and Back-Pressure Regulation


(Figure 15)

Pilot
Adustable Screw

Pilot

Static
Adjustable
Restrictor

Adjustable
Restrictor

Adjustable
Restrictor

Block
Valve

Pilot

Pilot
Adjustable
Screw

Pilot

Static

1st Stage
Regulator

2nd Stage
Regulator

Pilot
Adjustable
Screw

Block
Valve

1. Set restrictors of both first- and second-stage regulators to


maximum (No. 8) setting.
2. Relax the pressure spring of both pilot regulators by backing
out adjustment screw until spring tension is at minimum.
3. Crack downstream block valve.
4. Crack upstream block valve to pressurize Axial Flow
Valve (AFV).
5. Fully open upstream and downstream block valves.
6. Slowly increase pilot pressure spring tension of first-stage until
approximate desired intermediate pressure is indicated to inlet
of second stage.
7. Slowly reset first-stage restrictor to No. 4 setting.
8. Slowly increase pilot pressure spring tension of second-stage
regulator until approximate downstream pressure is achieved.
9. Gradually reset second-stage restrictor to No. 4 setting.
10. Tune first-stage regulator by alternately adjusting the pilot
pressure spring and restrictor until both the required set point
and stable control is achieved at the lowest possible restrictor
setting under normal flow conditions.
11. Tune second-stage regulator in same manner.
12. Close downstream block valve to check for AFV lockup.

Block
Valve

Axial Flow Valve

Block
Valve

1. Set restrictor to maximum (No. 8) setting.


2. Increase pressure spring tension of pilot regulator by turning
adjusting screw inward until maximum tension is attained.
3. Open downstream block valve (if used).
4. Gradually introduce inlet pressure to the AFV
5. Gradually decrease pilot pressure spring tension until: Back
pressure some downstream flow is achieved Relief valve
the desired set point is reached.
6. Reset restrictor to:
Back pressure No. 4 setting Relief valve the correct restrictor
setting is determined at time of installation. Use the lowest
restrictor setting which permits the Axial Flow Valve to reseat at
a pressure greater than the normal line pressure. Settings from
No. 3 to No. 4 are normal.
7. Back pressure only slowly decrease pilot-pressure spring
tension until upstream pressure approximates desired set
pressure.
8. Back pressure only tune system by alternately adjusting the
pilot pressure spring and restrictor until both required set point
and stable control is achieved at the lowest possible restrictor
setting under normal flow conditions.
NOTE: The Composite Block adjustable restrictor controls the rate of AFV opening and closing. Low
restrictor settings quicken the opening and slow the closing. Restrictor settings above 4 tend to flood
the control system; therefore, high settings should be avoided unless required for control stability.
Composite Block restrictor settings of 2 or 3 are normal under most conditions. (Inspirator Block
restrictor should be set at 5-6.)

13. Gradually open downstream block valve.


NOTE: The Composite Block adjustable restrictor controls the rate of AFV opening and closing. Low
restrictor settings quicken the opening and slow the closing. Restrictor settings above 4 tend to
flood the control system; therefore, high settings should be avoided unless required for control
stability. Composite Block restrictor settings of 2 or 3 are normal under most conditions. (Inspirator
Block restrictor should be set at 5-6.)

AFV with Composite Block Control Worker/Monitor with Downstream Monitoring


(Figure 16)

Block
Valve

Pilot
Adjust
Screw

Pilot

Adjustable
Restrictor

Pilot
Adjust
Screw

Worker
Static

Adjustable
Restrictor
* Internal
Plug

Worker
AFV

Monitor
Static

Monitor
AFV

1. Set restrictors of both worker and monitor to maximum


(No. 8) setting.
2. Relax pressure spring of monitor pilot regulator by backing out
the adjustment screw until spring tension is at minimum.
3. Increase pressure spring tension of worker pilot regulator to
maximum by turning adjusting screw inward.
4. Crack downstream valve slightly open.
5. Slowly crack upstream block valve open to pressurize Axial
Flow Valves.
6. Fully open upstream and downstream block valves.

10. Tune monitor by alternately adjusting the pilot pressure spring


and restrictor until both the required set point and stable
control are achieved at the lowest possible restrictor setting
under normal flow conditions.
11. Reset worker restrictor to No. 4 setting.
12. Slowly decrease worker pilot pressure spring tension until
worker regulator assumes control and the downstream
pressure approximates desired worker set pressure.
13. Tune worker in same manner as outlined in Step 10.
14. Close downstream block valve to check for AFV lockup.
15. Gradually open downstream block valve.

7. Reset monitor restrictor to No. 4 setting.

** See Internal Plug Installation, Figure 21 on page 15.

8. Reset worker restrictor to No. 2 setting.


9. Slowly increase monitor pilot pressure spring tension
until downstream pressure approximates desired monitor
set pressure.

NOTE: The Composite Block adjustable restrictor controls the rate of AFV opening and closing. Low
restrictor settings quicken the opening and slow the closing. Restrictor settings above 4 tend to flood
the control system; therefore, high settings should be avoided unless required for control stability.
Composite Block restrictor settings of 2 or 3 are normal under most conditions. (Inspirator Block
restrictor should be set at 5-6.)

NOTE: See table below of suggested monitor/regulator set point differentials.

Set Pressure Differentials


Working Regulator Set Points

Monitor Regulator Set Points

8" w.c. to 28" w.c.

2" to 5" w.c. above worker

1 psig to 5 psig

1/4 to 3/4 psig above worker

5 psig to 10 psig

1/2 to 1 psig above worker

10 psig to 30 psig

1 to 2 psig above worker

30 psig Up

10

Block
Valve

5% of maximum adjustment above worker set pressure

AFV with Composite Block Control Worker/Monitor with Passive Upstream Monitoring (
(Figure 17)
Pilot

Adjustable
Restrictor

Adjustable
Restrictor

Pilot
Adjust
Screw

* Internal

Monitor
Static

* Plug
Block
Valve

Monitor
Static

Pilot
Adjust
Screw

Monitor
AFV

Worker
AFV

Block
Valve

Setting Worker in Service

Setting Monitor in Service

1. Set restrictors of both worker and monitor to maximum


No. 8 setting.

1. Slowly decrease monitor pilot pressure spring tension until it


begins to assume control from the worker.

2. Relax pressure spring of worker pilot regulator by backing out


the adjustment screw until spring tension is at minimum.

2. Fail worker wide open by disconnecting sense line or


increasing set point above desired monitor set pressure.

3. Increase pressure spring tension of monitor pilot to maximum


by turning adjusting screw inward.
4. Crack downstream valve slightly open.

3. Tune monitor by alternately adjusting pilot pressure spring and


restrictor until both the required set point and stable control is
achieved at the lowest possible restrictor setting under normal
flow conditions.

5. Slowly crack upstream block valve to pressurize Axial Flow


Valve (AFV).

4. Place worker back in operation by reversing action


Step 2 above.

6. Fully open upstream and downstream block valves.

5. Close downstream block valve to check for AFV lockup.

7. Reset monitor restrictor to No. 2.

6. Gradually open downstream block valve.

8. Slowly increase pilot pressure spring tension of worker until


some downstream flow is achieved.

7. Reset monitor restrictor to No. 2.

9. Slowly reset worker restrictor less than No. 4 setting.


10. Slowly increase worker pilot pressure spring tension
until downstream pressure approximates desired worker
set pressure.

NOTE: The Composite Block adjustable restrictor controls the rate of AFV opening and closing. Low
restrictor settings quicken the opening and slow the closing. Restrictor settings above 4 tend to flood
the control system; therefore, high settings should be avoided unless required for control stability.
Composite Block restrictor settings of 2 or 3 are normal under most conditions. (Inspirator Block
restrictor should be set at 5-6.)

11. Tune AFV worker by alternately adjusting the pilot pressure


spring and restrictor until both the required set point and
stable control are achieved at the lowest possible restrictor
setting under normal flow conditions.

Set Pressure Differentials


Working Regulator Set Points

Monitor Regulator Set Points

8" w.c. to 28" w.c.

2" to 5" w.c. above worker

1 psig to 5 psig

1/4 to 3/4 psig above worker

5 psig to 10 psig

1/2 to 1 psig above worker

10 psig to 30 psig

1 to 2 psig above worker

30 psig Up

5% of maximum adjustment above worker set pressure

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AFV with Composite Block Control


Axial Flow Valve Worker-Monitor
Figure 18 Two-Stage Regulation with Monitor Override
1st Stage
Pilot
Overide
Pilot
Adjustable
Restrictor

Pilot
Adjust
Screw

P1
Block
Valve

Adjustable
Restrictor

P2
1st Stage
Regulator
Monitor

The maximum inlet pressure (P1) for this system is limited to the maximum first-stage pilot
spring adjustment of the highest standard spring range (325 PSIG for 60L-PR pilots).

2. Relax pressure spring of both first-and secondstage pilot


regulators by backing out adjustment screw until spring
tension is at minimum.
3. Increase pressure-spring tension of override pilot to maximum
by turning adjusting screw inward.
4. Crack downstream block valve.
5. Crack upstream block valve to pressurize Axial Flow
Valve (AFV).
6. Fully open upstream and downstream block valves.
7. Slowly increase pilot pressure of first stage until approximate
desired intermediate pressure is indicated to the inlet of
second stage.
8. Slowly reset first-stage restrictor to No. 4 setting.
9. Slowly increase pilot-pressure spring tension of second-stage
regulator until approximate downstream pressure is achieved.
10. Gradually reset second-stage restrictor to No. 4 setting.
11. Tune first-stage regulator by alternately adjusting the pilotpressure spring and restrictor until both the required set
point and stable control are achieved at the lowest possible
restrictor setting under normal flow conditions.
12. Tune second-stage regulator in the same manner.

Pilot
Adjust
Screw
Static
2nd Stage

Static

1. Set restrictors of both first- and second-stage regulators to


maximum No. 8 setting.

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2nd Stage
Pilot

2nd Stage
Regulator

P3
Block
Valve

Setting Monitor Override in Service


1. Slowly decrease monitor override pilot-pressure spring
tension until it begins to assume control from the secondstage regulator.
2. Fail second-stage regulator wide open by disconnecting the
second-stage pilot static line or increasing set point above
desired monitor set pressure.
3. Adjust monitor override pilot pressure spring to desired
monitor set point without adjusting firststage restrictor as set in
Step 8 above.
4. Place worker back in operation by reversing action Step 2.
5. Close downstream block valve to check for AFV lockup.
6. Gradually open downstream block valve.
NOTE: The Composite Block adjustable restrictor controls the rate of AFV opening and closing. Low
restrictor settings quicken the opening and slow the closing. Restrictor settings above 4 tend to flood
the control system; therefore, high settings should be avoided unless required for control stability.
A numerically combined restrictor setting total is limited to 3-1/2 when two pilots share a single
aspirator port and full open AFVs are required at minimum pressure drops.
Complete lockup of station will not be achieved until the second stage outlet pressure (P2) reaches
the lockup pressure of the override pilot
Composite Block restrictor settings of 2 or 3 are normal under most conditions.

Operation
Pressure Reduction Service (PR) with Controller
Figure 19
Pressure-Reducing Regulator with
60 Series Pilot and Controller

(Output)

Pilot

Pilot
Adjust
Screw
Adjustable
Restrictor

Third-Party
Pneumatic
Controller
(Direct Acting)
(Input)

Downstream
Bleed

Block
Valve

(Supply)
Static

Block
Valve
Axial Flow Valve

Setting Worker in Service

Setting Monitor in Service

1. Set restrictors of both worker and monitor to maximum


No. 8 setting.

1. Slowly decrease monitor pilot pressure spring tension until it


begins to assume control from the worker.

2. Relax pressure spring of worker pilot regulator by backing out


the adjustment screw until spring tension is at minimum.

2. Fail worker wide open by disconnecting sense line or


increasing set point above desired monitor set pressure.

3. Increase pressure spring tension of monitor pilot to maximum


by turning adjusting screw inward.
4. Crack downstream valve slightly open.

3. Tune monitor by alternately adjusting pilot pressure spring and


restrictor until both the required set point and stable control is
achieved at the lowest possible restrictor setting under normal
flow conditions.

5. Slowly crack upstream block valve to pressurize Axial Flow


Valve (AFV).

4. Place worker back in operation by reversing action


Step 2 above.

6. Fully open upstream and downstream block valves.

5. Close downstream block valve to check for AFV lockup.

7. Reset monitor restrictor to No. 2.

6. Gradually open downstream block valve.

8. Slowly increase pilot pressure spring tension of worker until


some downstream flow is achieved.

7. Reset monitor restrictor to No. 2.

9. Slowly reset worker restrictor less than No. 4 setting.


10. Slowly increase worker pilot pressure spring tension
until downstream pressure approximates desired worker
set pressure.

NOTE: The Composite Block adjustable restrictor controls the rate of AFV opening and closing. Low
restrictor settings quicken the opening and slow the closing. Restrictor settings above 4 tend to flood
the control system; therefore, high settings should be avoided unless required for control stability.
Composite Block restrictor settings of 2 or 3 are normal under most conditions. (Inspirator Block
restrictor should be set at 5-6.)

11. Tune AFV worker by alternately adjusting the pilot pressure


spring and restrictor until both the required set point and
stable control are achieved at the lowest possible restrictor
setting under normal flow conditions.

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Back-Pressure Regulation (RV) with Controller


Figure 20
(Output)
Third-Party
Pneumatic
Controller
(Reverse Acting)
(Input)
(Supply)

Pilot

Pilot
Adjust
Screw

Adjustable
Restrictor

Static

Downstream
Bleed

Block
Valve

Block
Valve
Axial Flow Valve

1. Set restrictor to No. 8 setting.


2. Preset the pilot regulator by first fully backing out (turning
counter clockwise) the adjusting screw, then advancing
(turning clockwise) the adjusting screw until it contacts the
adjusting springs, and finally advancing the adjusting screw
two (2) complete turns.
3. Set the controllers proportional band and reset rate controls as
recommended by the manufacturer for initial operation.
4. Set the controllers setpoint adjustment at the desired pressure.
5. Increase the controllers supply pressure to 20 psig.
6. Crack and then slowly open the downstream block valve.
7. Crack and then slowly open the upstream block valve.
8. Slowly decrease (turn counterclockwise) the controller
regulators adjustment screw until the controller outlet pressure
gauge reads 9 psig.
9. Set the restrictor to the No. 3 setting.
10. Tune the controller in accordance with the manufacturers
recommendations.
11. Adjust controller set point to desired outlet pressure value.

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12. Open the downstream block valve fully and allow system to
stabilize. Flowing conditions must be present through the
system at this time, preferably at the minimum anticipated rate
if possible.
13. Incrementally narrow (reduce) the proportional band setting
in small steps, such as from 50% to 40% to 30%. During this
adjustment process, upset the system either by changing flow
rate or shifting the set point reference slightly. Allow ample
time between each change in the proportional band for the
full effect of the adjustment to be observed. Repeat adjustment
of proportional band until the narrowest proportional band
setting that will not produce objectionable cycling is reached.
14. If reset action is used, incrementally increase (open) reset rate
to the system while upsetting the system as outlined in Step
14. Allow ample time after each adjustment for the effect of
adjustment to be observed and the system to again stabilize.
In general, use the fastest reset rate that can be applied
without increasing instability.
NOTE: The Composite Block adjustable restrictor controls the rate of AFV opening and closing. Low
restrictor settings quicken the opening and slow the closing. Restrictor settings above 4 tend to flood
the control system; therefore, high settings should be avoided unless required for control stability.
Composite Block restrictor settings of 2 or 3 are normal under most conditions. (Inspirator Block
restrictor should be set at 5-6.)

AFV Composite and


Inspirator Control Block

Axial Flow Valve

Use of Control Block Plug Kits


Internal Manifold Plug
Figure 21 Installation Instructions
Composite Block

Plug Kits
Composite Block
Inspirator Block

AFV plug kits are used for the following:

IN

VENT

MIN

MAX

O-Rings
Internal
Manifold
Plug

Downstream monitoring and passive upstream monitoring


applications require the use of an internal inlet plug to block the
pilot supply and to prevent pressure build-up in the intermediate
pipiing between the two Axial Flow Valves. This plug is available as
a retrofit kit; order Kit No. 74036K001. (Composite Block)

AMCO Part No.


74036K001
74036K002

To block off the pilot inlet port so that pilot inlet gas is delivered
from a heater and/or filter, and not from the AFV directly. NOTE: It
is important that all AFVs and controls receive clean, dry gas so
heaters, filters, and/or dryers may be required in
your installation.
To block the pilot return line of upstream worker/ monitors so
that the upstream pilot flow is returned fully downstream to a
tee fitting.
To block off the pilot inlet port of the downstream worker/
monito AFVs so that full inlet pressure can be delivered to the
downstream inlet using the 1/4" NPT block access plug.
Figure 22 Installation Instructions Internal Manifold Plug Kit
Inspirator Block
Hex-Head
Cap Screw
Inspirator
Block

External
Pressure
Supply Port

NOTE: The internal manifold plug must be used in the downstream valve only.

1. Depressurize system, remove two hex-head cap screws and


separate the Block from the AFV.

INTERNAL
SCREW
PLUG

2. The Composite Block control loop normally has three (3) roll
pins pressed into the manifold at the gallery interface surface.
Remove the roll pin at the inlet port with a pair of pliers.

Internal
Pressure
Supply

3. Spread a small amount of silicone grease or petroleum jelly


over the O-Ring and wipe so that the ring is covered with a thin
film of lubricant.
4. Carefully slide the O-Ring over the plug and into the O-Ring
groove machined into the plug.
5. Inspect the inlet port in the AFV gallery and remove all water or
solid debris.
6. Slide the plug into this port so that the O-Ring is completely
covered by the port in the gallery.
7. The plug will protrude from the gallery.
8. Reassemble the control loop to the gallery after visually
inspecting the O-Rings that fit into the grooves in the manifold
around the roll pins.
9. CAUTION: The plug must also be inserted into one of the
O-Rings mentioned in Step 7, or a joint leak will result. (NOTE:
two O-Rings in Figure 21.)
10. Establish pressure supply to the AFV and inspect the
joint between the gallery and manifold block for leaks,
using a soap solution in warm water or removing the
valve from the site to a heated building and test with air
in cold-weather environments.

Restrictor
Block
Control
Loop

O-Ring

Axial
Flow
Valve

Axial
Flow
Valve
FLOW

1. Use 74036K002 Plug Kits to block off Inspirator Block


inlet ports.
2. Depressurize system, remove two hex-head cap screws and
separate the Inspirator Block from the Restrictor Block. Do not
lose any of the six O-Rings.
3. Inspect the inlet port of the Inspirator Valve. Clean
as necessary.
4. Using the 3mm hex wrench provided, install the M6x1.0x12mm
hex screw into the Inspirator Block inlet pressure supply port.
5. Lightly grease the six O-Rings with silicone grease and
reassemble Inspirator Block to Manifold Block. Assemble block
assembly to AFV with 80-120 in. lb. torque. Do not overtighten.
6. Re-establish pressure and conduct leak test.
NOTE: It is permissible to use blue Loctite to retain the block plug.

With the Inspirator Block Plug Kit installed, the inlet Allen plug can
be removed and a remote inlet pressure supply connected to the
control loop.
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Inspirator Control Manifold

AFV with Inspirator Control

Introduction

Initial Setup, Single-Stage Pressure Reduction (PR)

The following instructions cover the installation of the Inspirator


Control Manifold (Figure 22) in both new and retrofit applications.
The Inspirator Control Manifold is an optional block intended for
low differential-pressure service; it replaces the standard control
manifold block.

Figure 23
Single-Valve Pressure
Application with Inspirator

Inspirator

Pilot
Static
Sensitivity Control

Inspirator Nozzle

Pilot
Supply
Pressure

Block Valve

Axial Flow Valve

Block Valve

Pilot With Secondary Diaphragm 60 Series Pilot


Pilot

Inspirator
Sensitivity Control
Plug

Pilot Downstream
Bleed or Exhaust

Inspirator
Filter

Block Valve
Axial Flow Valve

Block Valve

Pilot W/O Secondary Diaphragm 1203

Retrofit Installations
Begin installation by closing block valves up and downstream of
the existing Axial Flow Valve and sense lines. Bleed the valve
pressure to zero.
Disconnect the bleed and sense lines from the pilot. Remove the
two bolts holding the existing manifold to the valve body. Lift off the
manifold and pilot. Disconnect the pilot from the manifold.
Bolt the new Inspirator Control Manifold to the Axial Flow Valve
using the bolts supplied so that the flow direction arrow is pointed
in the right direction.

New Installations
For new installations, follow the Inspirator Control Manifold
assembly instructions above.
Refer to the schematic diagrams for installation of sense and
bleed lines in single valve (Figure 23), worker/ monitor (Figure 24),
and relief/back pressure applications (Figure 25).
IMPORTANT NOTE In worker/monitor installations where the
worker is downstream of the monitor and worker inlet pressure
sense line is connected upstream of the monitor (Figure 24), a
modification to the worker control manifold is necessary. The inlet
pressure sense line is connected to the left side of the manifold
block and a plug, Part Number 74036K002, is inserted in the inlet
pressure supply port. Refer to Figure 26 and its instructions for
installation of the worker manifold plug.

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1. Set the Inspirator sensitivity control to maximum setting No. 8*.


2. Relax pressure spring of pilot regulator by backing out
adjustment screwuntil spring tension is at a minimum.
3. Crack downstream block valve.
4. Crack upstream block valve to pressure Axial Flow Valve.
5. Fully open upstream and downstream block valves.
6. Slowly increase pilot-pressure spring tension until some
downstream flow is achieved.
7. Slowly increase pilot pressure spring tension until downstream
pressure approximates desired set pressure.
8. Tune system by alternately adjusting the pilot pressure spring
and the sensitivity control until the set point and stable control
are achieved at the highest possible sensitivity setting under
normal flow conditions.
9. Close downstream block valve to check for AFV lockup.
10. Gradually open downstream block valve.
* The Inspirator sensitivity control adjusts the rate of valve opening and closing. High sensitivity
settings cause the valve to open and close faster while lower settings reduce the response. A
restrictor setting of 5-6 is normal under most conditions.

AFV with Inspirator Control


Initial Setup, Worker/Monitor Pressure Reduction (PR)
(Figure 24)

Monitor
Static

Pilot

Pilot
Inspirator

Sensitivity
Control

Plug

Sensitivity
Control

Plug

Worker
Static

Block Valve

8. Slowly increase worker pilot pressure spring tension until


downstream pressure approximates desired set pressure.
9. Tune AFV worker by alternately adjusting the pilot pressure
spring and the sensitivity control until both the required set
point and stable control are achieved at the highest possible
sensitivity setting under normal flow conditions.
Setting the Monitor

Block Valve
Monitor AFV

7. Slowly increase pilot pressure spring tension of worker until


some flow is achieved.

Worker AFV

1. Slowly decrease monitor pilot pressure spring tension until it


begins to assume control from the worker.
2. Fail worker wide open by disconnecting sense line or
increasing set point above desired monitor set pressure.

Setting the Worker


1. Set the Inspirator sensitivity control of both worker and monitor
to maximum setting No. 8*.
2. Relax the pressure spring of worker pilot by backing out the
adjustment screw until spring tension is at a minimum.
3. Increase pressure spring tension of monitor to maximum of
pressure spring range by turning adjusting screw inward.
4. Crack downstream block valve.

3. Tune monitor by adjusting pilot-pressure spring and sensitivity


control until both the required set point and stable control
are achieved at the highest possible sensitivity control setting
under normal flow conditions.
4. Place worker in operation by reversing action of Step 2 above.
5. Close downstream block valve to check for AFV lockup.
6. Gradually open downstream block valve.

5. Crack upstream block valve to pressure Axial Flow Valve.


6. Fully open upstream and downstream block valves.

* The Inspirator sensitivity control adjusts the rate of valve opening and closing. High sensitivity
settings cause the valve to open faster while lower settings reduce the response time. A restrictor
setting of 5-6 is normal under most conditions.

Initial Setup, Back Pressure and Relief (RV)

1. Set Inspirator sensitivity control to maximum setting 8*.

(Figure 25)

2. Increase pressure spring tension of pilot by turning adjusting


screw inward until maximum tension is attained.
3. Open downstream block valve if used.
Inspirator

4. Gradually introduce inlet pressure to the AFV.

Pilot

5. Gradually decrease pilot pressure spring tension until: Back


Pressure some downstream flow is achieved
Relief Valve the desired set point is reached.

Static
Sensitivity
Control

Block Valve

Block Valve
Axial Flow Valve with
60 Series RV Pilot

6. Back Pressure only slowly decrease pilot pressure spring


tension until upstream pressure approximates desired set
pressure. Tune system by alternately adjusting the pilot
pressure spring and the sensitivity control until both the
required set point and stable control are achieved at the
highest possible under normal flow conditions.
* The Inspirator sensitivity control adjusts the rate of valve opening and closing. High sensitivity
settings cause the valve to open faster while lower settings reduce the response time. A restrictor
setting of 5-6 is normal under most conditions.

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AFV with Inspirator and


Composite Controls
Manifold Inspection and Maintenance
Inspirator Core (Venturi)
The restrictor core should be inspected at all normal service
periods, or when the control pressure begins to deteriorate, for dirt
build up on the restrictor groove and wear of the two O-Rings.
To remove the restrictor core from either the inspirator or composite
manifold, depressurize the valve, remove the retaining ring holding
the core in place and slide the core out from the manifold.
Inspect the restrictor core and clean any debris that may have
collected in the restrictor groove. Inspect both O-Rings for any sign
of wear, replace if necessary and always lubricate the O-Rings
with silicone grease or oil before reinstalling the restrictor core. On
the completion, slide the restrictor core back in place, reattach the
retaining ring to the restrictor core and adjust restrictor to the
previous setting.
Composite Manifold Filter
The composite manifold filter element should be inspected at
all normal service periods or when set control pressure begins
to deteriorate.
To remove the filter for inspection or replacement, depressurize
and unscrew the large hex-head plug with O-Ring on top of
the manifold.
Remove the spring, washer and gasket in this order. Remove the
filter and replace with a new filter element, Part Number
78480P001, making sure the closed end of the filter element goes
in first. Reverse the removal steps above for replacement making
sure the hex-head O-Ring is lubricated.

Inspirator Worker Manifold Plug Installation (Figure 26)


NOTE: System must be depressurized before servicing.

1. Remove the Inspirator Composite Manifold Block Assembly


from the Axial Flow Valve by removing the hex head cap
and screws.
2. Separate the Inspirator Block Assembly from the Restrictor
Block. (Be sure not to lose the O-Rings).
3. Inspect the inlet port in both blocks and remove any moisture
or debris.
4. Install internal screw plug (set screw, cone point, MG X 1.0
X 6g. 12 mm long) into internal pressure supply port of the
Inspirator Block.
5. Reassemble the Inspirator and Restrictor Blocks, making sure
the three (3) O-Rings between Restrictor Block and Inspirator
Block are in place.
6. Reassemble the Inspirator Composite Manifold Block Assembly
to the Axial Flow Valve, making sure the three (3) O-Rings
are properly seated between the AFV and the Manifold Block
Assembly. Torque bolts to 5-8 ft.*lb. Do NOT over-torque.
7. Establish pressure supply to the AFV and be sure to inspect
the joints between the AFV and Restrictor Block and between
the Restrictor Block and Inspirator Block for leaks using a
soap solution.

Figure 26
Inspirator Block with Plug Kit
Hex-Head
Cap Screw
Inspirator
Block
Allen Plug
External
Pressure
Supply Port

Inspirator Manifold Filter

INTERNAL
SCREW PLUG
Part Number
74036k002

The inspirator manifold filter should be inspected at all normal


service periods or when set control pressure begins to deteriorate.
To remove the filter for inspection or replacement, depressurize
the valve and unscrew the large hex-head plug on the side of
the manifold.
The filter utilizes a compression fit inside of the hex head plug.
Simply remove the old filter element and replace with the new
element (Part Number 74074K001) making sure a secure fit
is achieved.
Next, replace the hex head O-Ring with the new O-Ring supplied,
lubricate the O-Ring and screw the hex-head plug with filter back
into the manifold port until tight.

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Internal
Pressure
Supply
(blocked
by plug)

Restrictor
Block
Control
Loop

O-Ring

Axial
Flow
Valve

Axial
Flow
Valve
FLOW

Axial Flow Valves Maintenance


Caution:
As a knowledgeable user of American Meter Company products, you should be aware that parts in the Companys meters and regulators
contain or are coated with heavy metals such as cadmium, zinc, lead and chromate. Obviously, therefore, repair and refurbishment of this
equipment should take into account the presence of these materials and should comply with all state and federal requirements concerning
worker protection, proper repair procedure and proper disposal.

Figure 27 Axial Flow Valve Components (typical)

FLOW DIRECTION

Sleeve Grooves

Roll Pin
O-Ring

* Rubber Sleeve
Faring Nut

Bolt

O-Ring
Rubber Sleeve

Washer
Valve Cage
Closure

Body

Sleeve Ribs for


Control Pressure
Distribution
Downstream Roll Pin

Upstream
Roll Pin
O-Ring
Closure Passage

Gallery

O-Ring

Cage Closure
Tab

Faring Nut
Washer
Center
Cage Barrier

Center Bolt
*
* Upstream
Cage
Closure

Cage Closure Notch

V
Valve
Body

Downstream
Rib
Downstream
Control Pressure
Distribution Groove

Faring Nut
O-Ring
** Downstream
Cage Closure

FLOW DIRECTION
* Cage closures are interchangeable. Rubber sleeve can be installed in either direction.
The Axial Flow Valve is capable of bi-directional flow control.

WARNING EXPLOSION HAZARD


Read carefully and follow all instructions shipped with this regulator. The incorrect specification or installation of this equipment could result
in escaping gas and pose a potential explosion hazard. Refer to AMCO documents SB 9509, IMP 9710 and TDB 9610 (Axial Flow Valves)
and SB 9800, PL 9810, SB 8545 and RPL 8845 for technical information, including recommended installation guidelines.

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Axial Flow Valves

Figure 28

Disassembly
Under normal operating conditions, the Axial Flow Valve is capable
of long service. The service life can be markedly increased by
timely inspections and by reversing the upstream and downstream
ends of the rubber sleeve.
1. Clean exterior of Valve.
2. To remove the single center bolt, it is necessary to stop the
fairing nut from turning by use of a wrench on the nut flats.
Loosen the center bolt by using a socket wrench on the hex
head of the bolt. (Figure 28)

Figure 29

NOTE: The fairing nut has been provided with flat wrench surfaces for holding the nut. Some models
have a slotted fairing nut which requires the use of a screwdriver. Do not turn the fairing nut to
loosen the center bolt. This could result in O-Ring damage.

3. Remove bolt and washer, fairing nut and O-Ring. (Figure 29)
4. Insert screwdriver in the cage closure notch (Figure 30) and
turn to loosen cage from body. Continue to raise cage closure
with screwdriver until the screwdriver can be inserted near the
gallery. Pry the cage closure from the roll pin in the gallery. The
cage closure can now be removed. Take care not to damage
the machined faces of the body or cage closure.
5. Carefully remove O-Ring from roll pin. (Figure 31)

Figure 30

Figure 31

6. Repeat Step 4 and remove the other cage closure.


Keep downstream cage closure to the right for purpose
of identification.
7. Carefully remove O-Ring from roll pin.
8. Mark downstream edge of a sleeve with chalk or soft pencil.
9. Loosen sleeve from both ends of body by pulling sleeve toward
center and breaking seal. (If prying is necessary, use a smooth
rounded instrument). (Figure 32)

Figure 32

10. Using your hand, force a section of the sleeve toward the
opposite side. (Figure 33)
11. Grasp the fold in the sleeve, make sure the sleeve is free
of both annular ribs in the body, and lift sleeve from body.
(Figure 34)

Figure 33

Refer to important handling information on page 1.

Figure 34

20

Axial Flow Valves

Axial Flow Valves

Inspection

Reassembly

1. Inspect upstream and downstream cage closure roll pins.


Replace if damaged.

1. Use the former downstream cage in the upstream side.


Turn the sleeve so that the former downstream side faces
upstream. Using spray-type silicone lubricant, lightly lubricate
the sleeve grooves and opposing internal surfaces. Lightly
lubricate the two gallery O-Rings.

2. Inspect interior of valve body for unusual marks or corrosion.


Clean thoroughly. Blow out gallery passages (Figure 35). The
central control pressure passage has two interior ports. Be
certain both have no blockage.

2. Push the section of the sleeve toward the opposite side and
grasp the fold. (Figure 37)

3. Inspect exterior of body for damage. Inspect weld between


body and gallery.

3. Insert the folded sleeve in the body and engage the sleeve
grooves on the internal annular ribsboth upstream and
downstream. (Figure 38)

4. Clean cage closure (Figure 36). Inspect for erosion and keep
track of downstream cage closure by placing it to the right.
Discard cage closure that shows noticeable erosion or has
reduced the thickness or width of the cage ribs. (A slight
rounding of the edges of the ribs will not affect the valve.)

4. Gradually seat the sleeve groove on the ribs and release the
fold. Press until the seating is complete on both ribs.
5. (Replace damaged roll pins). Gently press gallery O-Rings
around both upstream and downstream roll pins.

5. Inspect sleeve before cleaning. Note any unusual marks


and imprints. Check the sleeve for swelling or any noticeable
change in hardness (flexibility).

6. Place former downstream cage closure over upstream side of


body so that the passage in the closure tab engages the roll
pin. This aligns the cage closure.

6. Clean the sleeve carefully, checking the areas where unusual


marks or imprints were observed. Look for wear and breaks in
sleeve surface.

7. Press the cage closure down as far as possible (Figure 39)


Check for proper alignment of passage and roll pin.

7. Discard and replace with new sleeve if any defects other than
normal wear are observed.

Continued on page 22.

8. Inspect bolt, washer, and fairing nut for pits and corrosion.
9. It is usually good practice to replace O-Rings. If there is no
distortion, nicks, excessive swelling or hardening, it is possible
to reuse the O-Rings.

Figure 37
Figure 35
Axial Flow Valve Body
Supply Control Pressure Passage
Branched Control Pressure Passage
Downstream
Bleed Passage

Figure 36
Axial Flow Valve
Closure
Plug

Valve
Body
Ribs

Figure 38

Cage

Control Pressure
Grooves
Cage
Closure
Passage

Valve Body Cross Section


Through Gallery

Cage
Closure
Ear

Center
Barrier

Figure 39

21

Axial Flow Valves

stored in such a way as to minimize the effects of the above


noted contaminants.

Reassembly Continued
8. Install downstream cage closure. Steps 6 and 7.
9. Place washer under head of center bolt, apply antiseize
compound to threads. Push bolt with washer through
upstream cage to extend through downstream cage closure.
10. Do not lubricate fairing nut O-Ring. This will facilitate torquing
center bolt without need of holding the nut. Insert fairing nut
O-Ring into groove of fairing nut.
11. Thread fairing nut onto bolt until finger tight.
12. Torque center bolt to the following torques:

300 and 600 Series


Valve Size
2" and 3"

Torque
20 to 30 ft. lbs.

4"

40 to 60 ft. lbs.

6"

75 to 100 ft. lbs.

8"

140 to 180 ft. lbs.

12"

375 to 475 ft. lbs.

Note: The fairing nut is provided with flat wrench surfaces for
holding the nut. This should not be necessary if the fairing nut
O-Ring is dry.

Approximate shelf life for Axial Flow Valve Sleeves:


Sleeve Type
Buna N and HNBR
Natural Rubber
Hydrin
Viton
Fluorosilicone

Years
2
2
5
10
10

Sleeve Data Stamp (Figure 40)


All Axial Flow Valve sleeves utilize a manufacturers date stamp
found below the sleeves ID code next to the color code.
Because each sleeve has a specific shelf life, the data stamp will
be useful in determining the proper time to use the sleeve.
Figure 40 below illustrates the stamp showing the numeric digit in
the center of the circle representing the latest manufactured year
by utilizing the last digit of that specific year.
The punch marks in the outer circle represent each calendar
month for the year moving clockwise from the 12 oclock position.

Figure 40
Sleeve Data Stamp
12:00

Do not torque the center bolt by turning the fairing nut.

Axial Flow Valves


Storage
The Axial Flow Valve is ruggedly constructed from corrosionresistant steel. The rubber products used in the standard valves
are durable and resistant to aging. Valves can be stored in
conditions commonly found in most warehouses and tool rooms.
A clean, cool, dry area is ideal for storage.
New Valves can be stored in shipping containers.
Valve Storage Ideally, Axial Flow Valves should be stored in
original shipping containers. Plastic bags may also be used and
will prevent foreign material and insects from entering valve
passages. When removing an Axial Flow Valve from service, it is
recommended the valve be thoroughly cleaned and inspected
prior to being stored.
Sleeve Storage Sleeves should be kept out of direct sunlight and
away from contaminants, radiation and ozone-producing electrical
equipment. Temperatures above 100F are to be avoided.
Axial Flow Valve sleeves should be stored in their polyethylene
bags inside a box or in polyethylene-lined paper bags.
It may not be practical to keep certain rubber parts in containers
due to the possibility of shape deformation. Sleeves should be
22

Punch Mark Added to


Mold for each Calendar
Month C.W. from 12:00

1/8
Last Digit of Year
of Manufacturer
(1/8 Height Min.)
AFV Sleeve
Date Code
(E.G. Oct. 01)

Axial Flow Valves Repair Parts and Accessories


Stud Bolts and Nuts 300 Series
Valve
Size

ANSI
Flange

Diameter
(inches)

No. of Threads
per inch.

Length
(inches)

Stud Bolt
Part No.

No.
Part No.

Nut
Part No.

No.
Required

2, 2R

125-150
250-300

5/8
5/8

11 UNC
11 UNC

7
7-1/4

78018P029
78018P030

4
8

78019P033
78019P033

8
16

125-150
250-300

5/8
3/4

11 UNC
10 UNC

8
8-1/2

78018P031
78018P032

4
8

78019P033
78019P036

8
16

125-150
250-300

5/8
3/4

11 UNC
10 UNC

8-3/4
9-3/4

78018P033
78018P034

8
8

78019P033
78019P036

16
16

125-150
250-300

3/4
3/4

10 UNC
10 UNC

10-1/4
11

78018P035
78018P036

8
12

78019P036
78019P036

16
24

125-150
250-300

3/4
7/8

10 UNC
9 UNC

11-1/2
12-3/4

78018P037
78018P038

8
12

78019P036
78019P039

16
24

12

125-150
250-300

7/8
1-1/8

9 UNC
8 UNC

14-3/4
16-3/4

78018P041
78018P042

12
16

78019P039
78019P045

24
32

Stud Bolts and Nuts 600 Series


Valve
Size

ANSI
Flange

Diameter
(inches)

No. of Threads
per inch.

Length
(inches)

Stud Bolt
Part No.

No.
Part No.

Nut
Part No.

No.
Required

2, 2R

600

5/8

11 UNC

8-1/4

78018P050

78019P033

16

600

7/8

9 UNC

11-3/4

78018P052

78019P039

16

600

8 UNC

14-1/4

78018P053

12

78019P041

16

600

1-1/8

8 UNC

16-1/2

78018P054

12

78019P045

24

Dead-end shut off in this application is called relief pressure setting.

300 and 600 Series Accessories

Optional Accessory 300 Series Centering Tubes


Description

Valve Size (in.) Quantity

Centering
Tubes

Part No.

2, 2R

73552P001

73552P002

73552P003

73552P004

73552P005

12

73552P007

Valve Size (inches)


300 Series
2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

Description

Valve Size (in.) Quantity

2
4
6
8

Part No.

2, 2R, 3, 4
6,8
12

2
2
2

73593G001
73593G002
73593G003

Lifting Plate **

2 thru 12

73672P001

1203 Pressure
Adjusting Screw
Retrofit Kit

2 thru 12

74073K001

New or Replacement
Inspirator Block Assy.
Complete w/Plug

2 thru 12

74067K001

New or Replacement Composite Block Assy Complete


Pressure-Tested Assy.

2 thru 12

73957G014

New or Replacement Bare


AFV Block. No Adjuster NPT
Tapped

2 thru 12

73573W004

Internal Composite Manifold


Plug

2 thru 12

74036K001

74036K002

Inspirator Control Manifold


Plug

73957W014

Width (inches)

5-3/4
9
19
38
80
177

3-1/32
3-23/32
4-1/2
5-1/2
6-23/32
9-7/16

7-1/2
31-1/2
73-1/2
122

3-13/32
5-1/4
6-7/8
8-5/64

600 Series

300 and 600 Series Accessories


Flange Separator*
(300 Series Only)

Weight (lbs)

For additional literature and product information, please refer to


the following bulletins:
SB 8545
RPL 8845
SB 9509
SB 9510
TDB 9610
SB 9800
PL 9810

Z Pilot Regulators
Z Pilot Regulators
Axial Flow Valves
Axial Flow Valves
AFV Capacity Tables
60 Series Pilot Regulators
60 Series Pilot Regulators

* Flange Separators The installation and removal of the valve may be facilitated by the use of
two flange separators. Flange separators are placed on each side of the valve to jack the flanges
apart and thereby relieve a piping strain to facilitate valve removal and replacement.
** Lifting Plate Provides a 1" x 1-1/2" aperture for engagement by hook, chain, or cable
for lifting the Axial Flow Valve. The lifting plate is particularly useful for handling the 8-inch and
12-inch valve. The lifting plate attaches to the valve gallery utilizing the same two 5/16" x 2" bolts
required for the manifold block.

23

Axial Flow Valve Repair Parts

Valve
Size

150/300 Series (Figure 41)


Valve
Size
2.

3.
Qty.

2, 2R
3
4
6

Part Number

Closure, Valve Cage, 17-4 Stainless Steel


2
3
4
6
8
12

2
2
2
2
2
2

73402P001
73402P002
73402P003
73402P004
73402P005
73402P007

1
1
2

73402P016
73402P015
73402P008

3.

2R10
2R25
2R50
3.

1
1
1
1
1
1

73404P056
73404P058
73404P060
73404P062
73404P064
73404P066

6.

1
1
1
1
1
1

73404P051
73404P052
73404P053
73404P054
73404P071
73404P073

1
1
1
1
1
1

73404P008
73404P009
73404P010
73404P011
73404P012
73404P014

1
1
1
1
1
1

73404P002
73404P003
73404P001
73404P004
73404P005
73404P007

Trademark B F Goodrich Co.

1
1
1
1

1
1
1
1
1
1

73401P001
73401P001
73401P002
73401P003
73401P004
73401P005

1
1
1
1
1
1

78000P090
78000P093
78000P087
78000P094
78000P095
78000P091

1
1
1
1
1
1

70176P041
70176P041
70176P039
78034P013
70176P043
78034P012

1
1
1
1
1
1

42710P150
42710P150
42710P081
42710P155
42710P156
42710P160

1
1
1
1

78037P096
78037P096
78037P097
78037P098

42710P146

78037P094

O-Ring, Roll Pin, Buna A (Standard)


All

8.

O-Ring, Roll Pin, Viton A

9.

Roll Pin 1/4"D x 3/8"L Steel (Standard)

All
73404P015
73404P016
73404P017
73404P018

73404P076
73404P077
73404P078
73404P079
73404P080
73404P081

O-Ring, Fairing Nut, Viton A


2, 2R
3
4
6

8.

1
1
1
1
1
1

O-Ring, (Fairing Nut) Buna N (standard)


2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

7.

2, 2R
3, 4, 6, 8, 12
9.

73404P039
73404P040
73404P041
73404P042
73404P043
73404P044

Washer, Stainless Steel


2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

7.

1
1
1
1
1
1

Screw Cap, Stainless Steel


2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

Sleeve, Viton Durometer 70, Code V7, Blue Stripe


2, 2R
3
4
6

24

5.

Sleeve, Hydrin 200 - Durometer 70, Code H7, Blue Stripe


2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

3.

73404P055
73404P057
73404P059
73404P061
73404P063
73404P065

Sleeve, Hydrin 200 - Durometer 50, Code H5, Blue Stripe


2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

3.

1
1
1
1
1
1

73404P033
73404P034
73404P035
73404P036

Fairing Nut, Stainless Steel


2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

Sleeve, Hydrin 200 - Durometer 50, Low Delta Pressure Code H-5L, Orange
Stripe
2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

3.

4.

Sleeve, Buna N Durometer 70, Code B7, Blue Stripe


2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

3.

73404P067
73404P068
73404P069
73404P070
73404P072
73404P074

Sleeve, Buna N Durometer 50, Code B5, Blue Stripe


2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

3.

1
1
1
1
1
1

1
1
1
1

Sleeve, HNBR, Durometer 65, Code HB


(Maximum toughness for Buna applications)
2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

Sleeve, Buna N Durometer 50, Low Delta Pressure Code B5-L Orange Stripe
2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

3.

3.

Part Number

Sleeve, Natural Rubber, Durometer 70, Code N7, Blue Stripe


2, 2R
3
4
6
8
12

2A. Reduced-Capacity Valve Cage

Qty.

Sleeve, Fluorosilicone Rubber, Durometer 50, Code F5, Blue Stripe

2
2

78137P004
78137P003

2
2

N/A
78137P005

O-Ring, Roll Pin, Buna A (Standard)


2, 2R
3, 4, 6, 8, 12

Axial Flow Valve Repair Parts


600 Series High Pressure (Figure 41)
Valve
Size
2.

Qty.

Valve
Size
4.

2
4
6
8

Part Number

Closure, Valve Cage, 17-4 Stainless Steel


2
4
6
8

2
2
2
2

73679P001
73679P003
73679P004
73679P005

1
1
2

73679P009
73679P008
73679P007

5.

3.

1
1
1
1

7.

1
1
1
1

73677P001
73677P003
73677P004
73677P005

8.

Sleeve, HNBR, Durometer 65, Code HB, Red Stripe


(Maximum toughness for Buna applications)
2, 2R
4
6
8

1
1
1
1

73677P015
73677P016
73677P017
73677P018

1
1
1
1

78000P090
78000P087
78000P094
78000P095

1
1
1
1

70176P041
70176P039
78034P013
70176P043

1
1
1
1

42710P150
42710P080
42710P155
42710P156

78037P003

2
2
2
2
2
2
2

78137P004
78137P003
78137P003
78137P003
78137P005
78137P005
78137P005

O-Ring, Roll Pin, Buna N


All

9.

73401P001
73401P002
73401P003
73401P004

O-Ring, Fairing Nut, Buna N


2, 2R
4
6
8

Sleeve, Hydrin Durometer 70, Code H7, Red Stripe


2, 2R
4
6
8

3.

73677P011
73677P012
73677P013
73677P014

2
2
2
2

Washer, Stainless Steel


2, 2R
4
6
8

Sleeve, Buna N (Std.) Durometer 70, Code B7, Red Stripe


2, 2R
4
6
8

3.

6.

Part Number

Screw Cap, Stainless Steel


2, 2R
4
6
8

2A. Reduced-Capacity Valve Cage


2R10
2R25
2R50

Qty.

Nut, Fairing, Stainless Steel (Center Bolt)

Roll Pin, 1/4"D x 3/8"L, 1/4"D x 1/2"L


2, 2R
4
6
8
6
8
12

Figure 41
2A. Reduced
Capacity Cages
(2"only)
3. Sleeve

8. O-Ring, Roll Pin

8. O-Ring, Roll Pin

9. Roll Pin

9. Roll Pin

2. Closure, Valve Cage

2. Closure, Valve Cage


7. O-Ring, Faring Nut

6. Washer

4. Nut, Faring

5. Screw Cap
1. Body

25

Control Loop Assemblies

Control Loop Assemblies

Description

Quantity

Part No.

Description

Quantity

Part No.

73957W001

19. Sleeve

78109P004

2. Plug, Hex Hd. W/O-Ring

78479P001

20. Nut, Tube Connector

78109P003

3. Spring

71403P012

21. Tubing 3/8"

72201P013

4. Washer

78034P016

22. Elbow

78109P002

5. Gasket

70019P106

23. Valve, Axial Flow

70019P106

6. Filter Assembly

78480P001

24. Restrictor, Dampening

73688G002

7. Screw, Hex Head, Steel


Stainless Steel

2
2

78000P106
12369P041

25. Filter Assembly,


Inspirator Block (optional)

2
2

74074K001

26. Inspirator Assembly

74067K001

8. Plug, Hex Hd. W/O-Ring


Stainless Steel

2
2

70176P040
70176P045

27. Screw, Hex Head, Steel

78000P107

9. Ring, Retaining

78074P029

28. Washer, Flat, Steel

70176P040

10. Core, Restrictor

73659P003

29. Cap, 60 Series

55472P005

11. O-Ring

78037P003

74069P003

12. Roll Pin

78137P003

30. O-Ring Set,


(for Restrictor Core only)
31. Inspirator and O-Rings

74069G002

32. Filter Plug with O-Rings


Inspirator only. For complete
Inspirator, see item 26

78479P001

33. O-Ring (for Filter Plug)

78037P011

34. Filter

74074P001

1.

Block, Manifold Assembly


(includes items #2 thru 13)

13. Plug, Pipe 1/4"


W/17A pilot, Steel
Stainless Steel
W/18B pilot, Steel
Stainless Steel

3
3
2
2

78039P003
11970P025
78039P003
11970P025

14. Nipple, Pipe 1/4"

78044P006

15. Elbow

78041P002

16. Bushing, Reducing


(use with 17A only)

78041P002

17A. Model 1203 180 Pilot

73958G017

17B. Type 60 Series

See SB9800

18. Connector, Tube

78109P001

Figure 42
22

19

20

17B
2

29

3
25

4
5
6

32

27
28
34

26

30/31

11

14

1
12
11

15

23

26

17A
24

18

33

10

16

13

7
8

27

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